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REPORT: Biden ‘Under Investigation’ By Government Accountability Office

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Democrat President Joe Biden is reportedly “under investigation” by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), also known as “the investigative arm of Congress,” for halting billions of dollars in payments to be spent on former-President Trump’s border wall.

“On his first day in office, Biden hit pause on billions of dollars set to be spent on his predecessor’s long-touted barrier between the U.S. and Mexico while his administration figured out next steps for the money,” Politico reported. “Now the Government Accountability Office is launching a review to determine whether the new president broke the law by freezing the money in violation of budget rules designed to keep Congress in control of the cash flow, the federal watchdog confirmed this week.”

Last week, a letter sent to the GAO from forty Senate Republicans claimed that Biden’s actions were “a blatant violation of federal law” and Biden’s suspension of border wall construction and “infringe on Congress’s constitutional power of the purse.”

“The President’s actions directly contributed to this unfortunate, yet entirely avoidable, scenario,” the letter said, referring to the record levels of illegal immigration that has overwhelmed the southern border. “They are also a blatant violation of federal law and infringe on Congress’s constitutional power of the purse. We write regarding these actions. We believe they violated the Impoundment Control Act (ICA), as interpreted by your office, and we request your legal opinion on the matter. Prompt action to end these violations is required to restore order at the border.”

The letter points out that in Department of Homeland Security appropriation bills for fiscal year 2020 and 2021 “Congress provided nearly three billion dollars ‘for the construction of a barrier system along the southwest border.’”

The news comes as levels of illegal immigration exceed six times “the crisis level,” as defined by the Obama administration, and the number of child migrants being held in the custody of the U.S. government reaching nearly double the previous record.

Instead of investing in border security, the Biden administration has been handling its self-created border crisis by choosing to release illegal immigrants into the interior of the United States without setting a court date, incentivizing further illegal immigration and ostensibly fulfilling Biden’s promise to migrants that the United States would be a “safe haven” for them.

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11 Comments

  1. Diane Christensen

    March 24, 2021 at 8:38 am

    FINISH THE WALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. WILLIAM FLYNN

    March 24, 2021 at 9:53 am

    OF COURSE IT’S ILLEGAL for Dementia Joe to freeze the funds !! Texas and any other Republican State along the Border SHOULD be finishing the wall themselves, since the Dems won’t do it !! It’s a matter of both National Security AND the Security of ALL the Border States !! Let’s see how many PATRIOTIC Construction Companies step up to the plate and get the wall finished !!

  3. Jorge P

    March 24, 2021 at 10:12 am

    One can only hope the agencies that were created to protect the rights and safety of the American people live up to their promise. The issue is that the Deep State runs deep in areas of government, education, big tech, big pharma, news media, and politics. The weeds need to be dug up at the roots, the grounds fertilized before a fresh clean crop can be planted.

    • Ella Rey

      March 24, 2021 at 5:15 pm

      IMPEACH this foolish buffoon of a president! AND FINISH THE WALL!!!

  4. Tony

    March 24, 2021 at 10:13 am

    Of course he did that. Did anyone think he would do otherwise. I just don’t know why the Government is not doing anything to his son and seeing what is on the laptops. And also see “Who the Big Guy is,getting the 10%”

  5. marcia

    March 24, 2021 at 10:23 am

    The power of the purse held by Congress is guaranteed by the Constitution. Maybe Biden’s advisors should look at the rule of law before they allow him to just abruptly do anything. His advisors are making him look the complete fool.

    • Wayne

      March 24, 2021 at 1:54 pm

      Marcia,, “making him look the complete fool”,,,, THAT HE IS!

  6. Lesley Verlin

    March 24, 2021 at 10:34 am

    The border is being run over due to Biden’s king like decisions. He should have never gotten away with all the EO he signed. He has hurt America badly during this Covid-19 battle. Yesterday & today you hear more about not giving covid tests to the illegals and no paperwork to appear for their hearing. I don’t want them released into America to possibility spread the virus around again. Our Michigan rulers has people behind bars for spreading the virus by taking care of themselves. Shame on all Democrats that voted for this foolish man. I pray that our people in America will survive but if he continues he will murder all of us! He has over stepped himself and brought no unity as promised!

  7. Lisa Corder-Koon

    March 24, 2021 at 11:48 am

    So if he is found guilty, what is the penalty?

    • C Knight

      March 24, 2021 at 4:27 pm

      Its absurd to think Biden is making these decisions on his own! Question is, who’s pulling his strings?
      The country as a whole will suffer with the border states carrying brunt of this fiasco! If you voted for Biden you own this!

  8. Ella Rey

    March 24, 2021 at 5:17 pm

    Thank you for this information,Leo!

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Texas Gov Greg Abbott Responds To SCOTUS Ruling On Remain In Mexico Policy

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On Thursday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott responded to the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in Biden v. Texas that the Biden administration could end the former Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP), also known as the “remain in Mexico” policy, which requires asylum seekers to stay in Mexico while they wait for a court hearing.

“The ruling in Biden v. Texas was the latest chapter in the tug-of-war over the policy, formally known as the Migrant Protection Protocol, since the Trump administration announced it in 2018,” SCOTUSblog explained. “The justices allowed the Trump administration to begin enforcing the policy after a federal district judge blocked it, and a few months later the justices agreed to review a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit holding that the policy likely violated both federal immigration and international law. The justices dismissed that case last year, however, after the Biden administration attempted to end the policy.”

“Texas and Missouri challenged the Biden administration’s efforts to terminate the policy. After a federal district judge in Texas ordered the federal government to reinstate the policy, both the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the Supreme Court rejected requests from the Biden administration to temporarily put the district judge’s ruling on hold, prompting the government to revive the policy while litigation continued,” SCOTUSblog added. “The court on Thursday agreed with the Biden administration that ending MPP would not violate federal law.”

In response to the ruling, Governor Abbott warned that ending the policy would only encourage further illegal immigration amid the record-breaking border crisis, and pointed to the recent tragedy in which dozens of migrants were found dead in a semitruck abandoned near San Antonio as evidence of the dangers of illegal immigration.

“The Supreme Court’s decision upholding DHS’s termination of the Remain-in-Mexico policy will only embolden the Biden Administration’s open border policies,” Abbott said. “More than fifty people recently died in a trailer—people who were allowed to cross our border illegally because of President Biden’s policies. Reinstating and fully enforcing Remain-in-Mexico would deter thousands more migrants from making that deadly trek, and President Biden should take that simple step to secure the border because it is the only humane thing to do.”

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Arizona Governor Signs Massive Border Security Bill

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On Thursday, Republican Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill that will send hundreds of millions of dollars to strengthen security on his state’s border with Mexico, which comes as the illegal immigration crisis that originated under President Biden continues to worsen.

According to a press release from the governor’s office, the legislation, coupled with “targeted investments from the fiscal year 2023 budget, dedicates a record $564 million to help to secure our border with a physical barrier, address critical public safety staffing shortages, and modernize the technology and public safety equipment to target criminal activity and keep our citizens safe.”

The legislation will direct $335 million specifically to “construct and maintain a border fence, purchase or install border security technologies, and to pay associated administrative costs.”

“Inaction by President Joe Biden has led to the worst border crisis in over 20 years,” Governor Ducey said. “I’ve been outspoken about the impact this crisis has on Arizonans, our communities and migrants. We’ve taken numerous steps to help resolve the chaos, including deploying the Arizona National Guard, signing legislation to address human smuggling and transporting migrants on a voluntary basis to Washington, D.C. Ultimately, however, securing our border is the responsibility of the federal government… With this investment, we are giving our law enforcement professionals another critical resource they need to successfully do their jobs. We are standing up for the rule of law, and we are cementing Arizona’s commitment to securing our state and our entire nation.”

State Rep. John Kavanagh, who sponsored the legislation, said, “The number of migrant encounters has skyrocketed at our border, overwhelming law enforcement and the Border Patrol. Thanks to the absent federal government, our border is in chaos and out of control. We need more support and physical barriers. This is a reasonable investment in Arizona’s safety and security. I’m grateful for Governor Ducey’s leadership to take action and secure the border.”

The legislation comes as illegal immigration has reached the highest level ever recorded with nearly 240,000 migrants being encountered by border officials in May.

“There were an unprecedented 239,416 migrant encounters at the Southern border in May, CBP reports. This is the highest monthly total in DHS history, beating the record that was set the month before in April w/ 234,088,” Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin wrote on Twitter.

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